Thanks to my care at KOC, I can now walk around without pain. My wife and I can get back to traveling to other countries and all across the USA in our motorhome. We were very active before my back problems. Now we can pick up where we left off. I am a 78-year-old retired college professor from North Alabama. I was a high school and college athlete during my younger years and continued with various sports and exercise programs in my young adult life and through the middle years. About the time of my retirement, I began to have lower back problems that brought pain and reduced physical activity. In 2006 I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis. Our local orthopedic physician recommended medication, physical therapy and spinal steroid injections over the years and this seemed to initially control the pain. After ten years the steroid injections would no longer handle the problem. In 2017 the pain became so intense that I began to look into surgery. There were no orthopedic spine surgeons in our small Alabama town. While we were visiting with our youngest son in Knoxville, I told him about my serious pain and back problems. He told me about KOC and their three widely recognized spine surgeons. The next day our son stopped in to see his friend Dr. Kimbro Maguire at KOC. When Dr. Maguire looked at the MRI, his first question was "Is your father still able to walk around?" At that point our son knew for sure that I had a serious problem. He made an appointment for me and I saw Dr. Maguire the next week. I was very impressed with Dr. Maguire's credentials and experience. He recommended immediate surgery and I agreed with his thorough evaluation and recommendations. The following week I checked into Tennova - Physician's Regional Medical Center and had my long overdue surgery. At the hospital, everything went great. Immediately following the procedure, my wife and I were so pleased that the leg pain was no longer there. Dr. Maguire was so easy to talk with and he answered all of my questions before and after the surgery. He was clearly a highly skilled and professional orthopedic surgeon and he was easy to talk with and get answers. I could not have been more pleased with my decision to have the operation and with my selection of KOC in Knoxville. Thank you for a wonderful medical experience... one that has truly changed my life!
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk again with no pain and I can finally sleep on my side. Dr. Madigan is a no beat around the bush doctor. I had back surgery recently after a lengthy journey trying to avoid it. Best decision I ever made. He explained everything to me in layman's terms and all the guidance throughout. Recovery was great and Dr. Madigan puts it out there with regard to progress - It's like - hey you've got to take care of yourself if you want to continue your healing journey. I like him - very personable, warm and friendly - and I'm healed!!! Thanks Dr. Madigan - you are an excellent surgeon and have a superb bed-side manner.
My 11-year-old grandson plays outfield and pitches on a travel baseball team. He was experiencing some pain in his elbow and then got an injury to that same elbow. Dr. Mathien treated him, which included taking him out of baseball for several weeks. My grandson was very upset, but Dr. Mathien was excellent in handling this. He speaks directly to the patient in a manner they can understand and shows great respect and understanding. Each time we were there, he took that extra moment to give him a "little life lesson." Not only is Dr. Greg Mathien an excellent physician, he is great person!
I can say that I am well pleased with all my contact at KOC, starting at the check in to the waiting room (not long there) to the procedure room.
Everything seems well organized and professional. Dr. Ivy and the nurses and assistants were very helpful and informative. They explained all the procedures to me. Dr. Ivy told me my choices to fix my fingers and let me decide what way I wanted to go. It sounds horrible to stick a needle in the pad of your hand, but it really did not feel that bad. I could feel the medicine in the needle go up my finger to the tip and the finger really relaxed. We did this a few times and then I had to elect surgery and it went very well. He is a very kind and informative doctor. I trust him and his judgment.
Thanks to my care at KOC, I was able to walk the many steps of the Tuscan village of Cortona without any trouble, and only two months removed from my total knee replacement! Dr. Nadaud and his team did a wonderful job!
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can start to be on the road to recovery from constant neck pain. I had my neck fusion done at the Outpatient Surgery Center next to the West Office. Dr. Madigan was very informative and his knowledge of my procedure gave me confidence that I was at the right place. I’m glad he did my surgery and I would use him again. He is an excellent surgeon.
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can enjoy playing sports again. I want to thank Dr. Gaylord and his staff for caring for me when I had my accident. My brother and I had an ATV accident where I was thrown off and landed on my right arm. I was taken by my parents to the ER in Greeneville. They referred me to KOC. There I met and was treated by Dr. Gaylord. He was very nice and showed a lot of compassion for my injury. No surgery was required even though there was a break in my growth plate. Dr. Gaylord showed me exercises when the time was right and now I can play sports. Thank you so much Dr. Gaylord!
I was 16 when I had a horseback riding accident and was flown to UT trauma center where we later found out that I had broken three places in my back. I had a severe concussion and a hematoma on my brain. I started seeing Dr. Joshua Johnson a few weeks after my accident and he was extremely helpful. He addressed any issues or questions I might have. He made me laugh at every visit, and got me the help I needed. He helped me in school because I was really struggling with my brain. I am now myself and am shadowing him :)
Thanks to Dr. Maguire, my quality of life has been restored. I suffered with neck, shoulder and arm pain for three years, but 13 weeks after surgery all pain and discomfort are gone. Thanks to everyone at KOC that had any part in my surgery. Thanks again, Dr. Maguire.
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can now fix my own hair and go back to work. Two months ago I had so much pain and tingling and numbness in both arms that I was not able to do a lot of things. Thank you Dr. Paul Johnson for doing such a great job on my cervical fusion. I woke up after surgery with no numbness or tingling in my arms. Recovery was great. I would recommend KOC and Dr. Paul Johnson to anyone who needs any type of cervical or spinal surgery. He's the best. Dr. Johnson has the best bed side manner and is a straight shooter with information. Thank you again Dr. Johnson for giving me my life back. I pray God blesses you in all you do.
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can now operate both hands. I love Dr. Ivy. He is the best. He operated on my left hand for trigger finger and right hand for carpal tunnel. The surgery went great. Thanks to his knowledge, I was never in pain. I am returning for a third time for something different. I trust him with my life! Thank you, Dr. Ivy.
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk without pain in my left leg! I had a herniated disc with debris affecting two nerves in my left leg...very painful! After initially seeing Dr. Madigan, I elected to try the less invasive steroid epidural, leaving surgery as the last option. Unfortunately, after experiencing only temporary relief from the second epidural, I had to choose surgery, the last resort, but I had outstanding results! I am back to my life walking my dogs, driving distances, and walking without pain! I am so grateful to Dr. Madigan for giving my life back! I would highly recommend Dr. Madigan, who is conservative, but if surgery is the necessary decision, he got the job done! Thank you, thank you, thank you!